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Swimming Sports


Thursday March 14
Event Categories:
General, Co-curricular
Class years:
Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12, Year 13


Papatoetoe Centennial Pool
25R Sutton Cres
Auckland,Papatoetoe2025New Zealand
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+64 9-278 4167

This event is optional for the students, but they are encouraged to compete as long as they are a confident swimmer. Approx 400 students normally attend.

The day is held at the Papatoetoe Centennial Pools.

For students that don’t attend, its school as normal.

No saver day.

Student Information

What you need to know…
  • A fun day with timed heats in all strokes, as well some new fun events this year.
  • Swimming Sports is optional and to participate you MUST be able to swim 50m in at least 1 stroke without stopping.
  • Swimming Sports is held at the Papatoetoe Centennial Pools
  • Buses are hired to transport you all there and back
Age Groups
  • Juniors – aged 12 – 13 years on 1st January 2019
  • Intermediates – aged 14 – 15 years on 1st January 2019
  • Seniors – aged 16+ years on 1st January 2019
Permission Letters
  • Permission letters are available from the sports office.
  • Letters MUST be returned by 22 February at the latest.
  • NO late entries will be accepted.
What you need to wear

To/from school and on the bus:

  • BDSC PE T-shirt or BDSC Sports T-shirt or Whanau coloured T-shirt, and
  • BDSC PE Shorts, or
  • Sports appropriate shorts (if PE shorts not owned)
  • NO denim shorts!

At the pools:

  • Appropriate Swimming togs must be worn
On the day…
  • Report to school by 8 am
  • Meet on the tennis courts and sit behind your allocated bus number (published by Mon 13 Mar)
  • DO NOT change buses!!!
  • There will be timed heats for all strokes. Top 4 times in each heat will be recorded and position points gained.
  • Participation points earned by all that compete.
  • There will also be some fun events mixed in this year.
  • FINALS will be held for all events, where the top 8 performers (times) from the heats will make up the final. More points will be on offer for competing in a final.
  • The buses then bring you back to school and you will be dismissed.

Term 3: 22 Jul – 27 Sep
Term 4: 14 Oct – 5 Dec

Term 1: Between 27 Jan (at the earliest); and 7 Feb (at the latest)* – 9 Apr
*Staggered start dates apply for Term 1. Course confirmation for Y12-13 TBC. 
Term 2: 28 Apr – 3 Jul
Term 3: 20 Jul – 25 Sep
Term 4: 12 Oct – No later than 16 Dec

(excludes Netball and Rugby) See below…

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